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Can devote time to politics now as kids are grown up: Dhillon

Yesteryear actor Poonam Dhillon, who was appointed the vice president of BJP s Mumbai unit a couple of months back, has said she could now spare time for active politics as her children were grown up. Dhillon had made her Bollywood debut way back in 1978 through Yash Raj Films Trishul , which also starred actors including Amitabh Bachchan, Sanjeev Kumar and Shashi Kapoor. She had joined the BJP in 2004, but owing to her family commitments, she could not pursue her political dreams then. Dhillon, 56, was appointed the vice president of Mumbai BJP during Diwali last year. I am very much aware of the political developments around...although my first tryst with politics was not a long one as I had to take a long sabattical. Fourteen years ago, my children were very young and they needed my attention, she said at a function here on Thursday. Therefore, I decided to put my social work and political plans on hold as I thought that I could do it even after 50. Now my ...

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